Wednesday 25 May 2022

‘It’s Bean Too Hot’ Documentary Premiere, followed by Meet & Greet Event on September 7

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MILAN – Can you imagine our world without coffee? It’s a very real possibility. As implementing partner of the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) invites you to participate in an exclusive online premiere of “It’s Bean Too Hot” – a documentary directed by Czech filmmaker Hedvika Michnová.

The premiere will be followed by a Meet & Greet Event hosted by the filmmaker herself and the c&c Program Manager, Stefan Ruge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 3 p.m. CEST (Hamburg Time).

The event is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Watch the premiere of “It’s Bean Too Hot” on YouTube at 3 p.m. CEST: Join Here
Part 2: Register for the Meet & Greet Live Event and join us at 3:30 pm. CEST: Register Here

Michnová, a recent graduate of Falmouth University, dived deep into coffee-producing communities in Tanzania and Costa Rica to meet smallholder families who are striving to keep coffee farming alive. “It’s Bean Too Hot”, tells the story of coffee heroes – smallholder farmers who are fighting climate change every day to save their livelihoods and your daily cup of coffee.

The 30-minute documentary film, currently a finalist of the Jackson Wild Media Awards 2021, takes us to fully carbon-neutral farms, explores climate-smart agricultural practices being used to adapt to climate change and protect biodiversity, and finds out what drives smallholder families to continue producing coffee.

Let’s accompany her as she finds answers on how coffee farming can succeed as a family business, how to promote women’s participation, and what the role of the consumer is.

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